Ever since he can remember, Robin, son of Sir John de Bureford, has been told what is expected of him as the son of a nobleman: he must learn the ways of knighthood. But Robin's destiny is changed in one stroke; he falls ill and loses the use of his legs. Fearing a plague, his servants abandon him. Saved by Brother Luke, a friar, he teaches Robin how to swim and carve wood, about patience and strength, telling Robin that he must "find the door in the wall" to overcome his challenges. Winner of the 1950 Newbery Medal.
Set in the fourteenth century, the classic story of one boy's personal heroism when he loses the use of his legs.
Marguerite de Angeli was an American writer and illustrator of childrens books, born in Michigan in 1889. An author and illustrator of 28 books, she won the 1950 Newbery Award for her book The Door in the Wall. In addition to her own writing, she illustrated more than three dozen books for other authors. She died in 1987.